Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 to be transferred to Newark Air Museum

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Newark Air Museum's website has exciting news about this new exhibit that will be heading to its site in the coming weeks.

Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 - ZH560

Details in here: http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

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That should have been - Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 - ZH590

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I am more concerned at what else the IWM decide to get rid of. Will the public actually care if a virtually identical plane takes its place?

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Interesting disposal policy - unless IWM are getting a genuine service Typhoon, I would have thought DA4 represented that type in service.

 

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I suspect that this section of the news release offers an explanation:

"In the documents notifying interested parties of the proposed disposal the IWM’s  Disposals Manager made the following comments about the DA4 airframe.

“As a prototype, this airframe is an experimental model and is not representative of a production or operational aircraft. DA4 was one of the seven original industry development aircraft before becoming a RAF ground instructional airframe.” "

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NAM has just tweeted the following DA4 update:

"We have a mini-update for #PhoonFriday – work on setting out & installing the new hardstanding area on the #SouthfieldSite will commence on Monday 21st January! An important part of the wider #EurofighterDA4 #ZH590 project here at the #NAMjetParadise

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Newark-Air-Museum-DA4-reassembly-cover "

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The following update has been posted elsewhere:

"The information has just been updated t on the website about next week’s site work that’s now due to start on 22.01.20 further details in here http://newarkairmuseum.org/latest-news

This all relates to the Eurofighter DA4, ZH590 project."